In this time of recession, I have forgotten to pamper myself. I rarely get a mani/pedi and I color my hair every -four to six months instead of every six weeks. I found a color stick that is close to my own bottled hair color, so I wand my gray away!!! I have become a great nail filer..and I push down my cuticles instead of having them cut...and I have not had a facial in what I thought was three months..but it turned out to be 10 months. Which leads me into my point of the blog. I had a facial today!!! I create massive amounts dead skin so I got a micro dermabrasion facial. My lovely facialist and friend plucked my eyebrows and gave me a lip rip. I was beginning to look like my 13 year old boys with the black mustache line. When the facial was over and I gave a once over to my clean skin..I looked 5 years younger. I walked out with no make-up to hide my brown spots and the red marks from picking my skin ( a total no-no). I didn't care ..I felt a bit more youthful. Why is that I will let go of things that pamper me and I still do for the kids? Heck, my 19 year old daughter comes home from college and I make sure she gets a facial or her eyebrows waxed. I'm happy to do it...but again I have to wonder why I am last on the totem pole of pamper ville? I booked my next one for 2 months from now.
As I was thinking about this I realized that there are others ways to pamper thyself. I had a therapist once who told me that I should do something to pamper myself every day. In the old days when the mullah was flowing, I had weekly manicures, got my hair done when I needed to, bought things for myself that I wanted and really did not need. I was pampered on the outside for sure. One of my favorite ways to pamper thyself today is to have my first cup of coffee in bed. I do that most mornings. The hubby brings it to me and I feel like a queen. I also like to light candles. I feel like my kids aren't going to crash into the lit candles anymore (they still like to put their fingers in the flame to make it dance) so I light them..sometimes even at dinner. I make sure I light my candle every time I am writing on the computer..the scent is a feminine powder scent...a far cry from the boy smell that permeates around my house! Running has become a form of pampering for me as well. It clears my head, gets my endorphins flowing and my body gets a good workout. I can't wait to get back to it. Meditation has been a life saver for me as well. When I allow it into my daily life..I am a calm woman. I haven't been meditating on a daily basis and I really feel it.
I want to start a revolution. Calling out to all women...We must promise to PAMPER THYSELF everyday. It doesn't have to cost anything..it doesn't require endless hours..it just requires the willingness to honor ourselves in any way that makes us happy and glowing. Who's with me on this?!?
Why listen to Wolffie? Because I get it. I went to the doctor to get my results of the MRI. I have a tear and a cut in my meniscus. It doesn't require surgery. I had a cortisone shot today. I am not always great with the unknown. I have never had a cortisone shot before...so I was asking a million question: Will it hurt? Can I get an allergic reaction? Will I feel numb? Can I walk right after the shot? So the long and short of it is..it hurt a little. I took long deep breaths as the shots were going in. My knee is sooooooo much better. There was apart of me that wanted to leave and not get the shot. That was the little girl in me that doesn't want to feel pain and doesn't like to have stuff injected in me. I told my cute doctor..(he's really cute). If he told me to jump off a bridge, I just might..especially if he was gonna jump with me and hold my hand. Anyways, I told him that I didn't know why I was so nervous..I have been through much worse. I mean come on Wolffie: vaginal childbirth, C-section (on the twins), another childbirth (V-back), breast cancer..chemo..radiation..tons of surgeries (for the breast cancer)..this was nothing..a piece of cake. What's an injection or two in my knee?!? I stayed and it really was no big deal...a bit of a burn and then the pay off...LESS PAIN. I am walking around much better and the good news is...I might be able to exercise in 2 weeks....so my muffin tops won't increase and my arms will still be stellar. All is good.
Can you relate? More will be revealed. Please come back for more.
Signing off until we meet again.
In Love and Peace,